Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Cards

Love the classic design of this card!

Can you believe that Christmas is only 16 days away? The holiday season is my favorite time of the year. I love wrapping presents, baking sweets, listening to holiday music, attending holiday parties and sending out Christmas cards to all of our family and friends. This year it will be very special for my family because we'll be celebrating as a family of four. I was so pleased with Hadley's baby announcements from Shutterfly, that I ordered our Christmas cards from them too. The quality of the cards is superior and I was surprised at how quickly they arrived. The most difficult part was deciding on which card to select because they offer so many wonderful and unique designs. But, Shutterfly makes it so easy to personalize your cards by adding your favorite family photo(s). You can check out Shutterfly's 803 different Christmas photo card designs HERE. Did you know that Shutterfly also offers wall calendars and personalized notepads which make wonderful holiday gifts. So... what are you waiting for? Order your photo Christmas cards today from Shutterfly!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Hadley Birth Announcement

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

JcPenney: Carter's Pajamas for $1.99

JcPenney has a new $10/$10 coupon that has been mailed to some customers. I received one and went today to see what I could find. Aiden is outgrowing all of his pajamas and is in need of a few new pair. I found a 3 piece set of Carter's pajamas on clearance for $11.99. Love that the set has both long pants and shorts that match the shirt. After the coupon, I paid just $1.99 plus sales tax for the pajamas. What a great price! Did anyone else receive this coupon? If so, what did you purchase?

Nursery Photos

The nursery is still a work in progress, but I've decided to go ahead and share a few photos. We still need to hang some art work on the walls and order an upholstered rocker for me to feed the baby. I am so pleased with the quality of Bassett Southport baby furniture and love the baby bedding from Pottery Barn Kids. Oh... one more thing...we've decided to name our baby girl Hadley Elizabeth. I'll share more photos once we complete the nursery.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

I'm BACK...

After taking a much needed break from blogging, I wanted to stop in and say "hi" and let everyone know that I'm still alive. After trying to conceive for seven years, I'm thrilled to announce that I am pregnant with a baby girl and due October 10th. Words cannot begin to describe the excitement felt by me and my husband and our son, Aiden. We're busy preparing the nursery and I'll be posting pictures soon. I am enjoying every single moment of pregnancy and feel so incredibly blessed!

I've managed to snag some fabulous deals at Martin's this week and will be sharing them with you very soon. It's my hope to return to blogging on a more regular basis. Hope everyone is enjoying their summer as much as I am! :)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Frugal Tip: Make Brownie Bites at Home

My family loves brownie bites! For some reason I enjoy these so much more than brownies made in a 9 x 13 pan. I was first introduced to them years ago when purchasing a container of them in the bakery department of my local grocery store. The container contained only sixteen brownie bites and was priced at $4.49. A little high for something I could eat by myself in one sitting. lol :)

I'm much more frugal now and simply refuse to pay such a steep price. So, I've been making my own brownie bites at home. All you need is a mini muffin pan and box of brownie mix. Prepare the brownie mix as directed on the package and fill each muffin cup up with batter. I find it is best to grease the muffin cups to avoid the brownies sticking to the pan.

am able to get approximately 30 brownie bites from one box. I've been using up the brownie mixes that I purchased HERE for .50 cents. For my investment of .50 cents, I am able to get twice as many brownie bites for a fraction of the cost.

This post is being linked to Thrifty Thursday at Coupon Teacher.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Martin's: $2.00 off $5.00 Produce Coupon

I received the January newsletter from Martin's today and was pleased to find a coupon for $2.00 off your $5.00 produce purchase. Go HERE to print the coupon which expires on January 23, 2010. As you know, fresh produce can be very expensive during the winter months and this coupon will certainly help reduce the cost.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Weis: Holiday Baking Cups for .15 cents

I headed to Weis this afternoon for bread and was pleased to find snowman baking cups marked 90% off. I purchased four packages and paid .60 cents---just .15 cents each. These will come in handy for winter baking. Have you found any really good deals on holiday items at your local grocery stores?

Happy New Year

This past year was another wonderful year for my family. I hope 2010 brings you happiness, health and success. Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Martin's: Printable Coupon for 300 Gas Points

Go HERE to print a coupon for 300 Gas Points at Martin's. Expires on December 19th and requires a $50.00 minimum purchase.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Target: Nestle Toll House Morsels for .78 cents

Remember my post HERE about the $1.00 printable coupon for Nestle Toll House morsels? Target has them on sale for $1.78 per package. Use the $1.00 coupon and pay just .78 cents per package.

Target: Fabulous Deal on 93/7 Ground Beef ($1.00 per lb.)

I stumbled across a fabulous deal on 93/7 ground beef at Target today. My local store had 1 lb. packages marked down to $1.00! I purchased ten packages and immediately froze them for use in chili, meatballs and meatloaf during the Winter months.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Popcorn Ball Recipe

Another homemade gift I'm making this year is popcorn balls. They are sure to be a hit with all of the children! I'm planning to pass these out to all of my son's preschool classmates on the last of day of school before Christmas break.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Hot: $1.00/1 Toll House Morsels Printable Coupon

With baking season in full swing at my house, I wanted to be sure and share this wonderful coupon with everyone. Go HERE to print a coupon for $1.00/1 bag of Toll House Morsels. Be sure to click the back button and refresh (F5) to print the coupon twice. When combined with a sale, this coupon will enable you to purchase some chocolate chips for a fantastic price.

Thanks to Common Sense with Money for sharing the link to this coupon.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Martin's: Profit on Butter Sticks

Martin's has I Can't Believe It's Not Butter sticks on sale for $1.79 this week. I purchased two packages and used two $1.00/1 manufacturer coupons from the November 18, 2009 Red Plum insert. My out of pocket total was $1.58. I also received a catalina coupon for $2.00 off my next shopping order. After the catalina coupon, it was like getting two packages of butter sticks for free plus a profit of .42 cents. These will come in handy for my holiday baking and candy making.